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BorgWarner supplies ZF eight-speed

Automotive News reports on BorgWarner's contract to supply parts for a new ZF transmission.

Automotive News

DETROIT--BorgWarner Inc. is providing friction materials and plates for the new ZF Friedrichshafen AG eight-speed automatic transmission, which debuts on the 2010 BMW 760i.

The friction material, produced at BorgWarner's plant in Heidelberg, Germany, reduces drag losses, thereby increasing fuel economy and performance, BorgWarner said.

BorgWarner, of suburban Detroit, makes engine air management systems, transmission assemblies, all-wheel-drive systems, and transmission parts. ZF, of Friedrichshafen, Germany, makes transmissions, steering systems, suspension components, axles, clutches, and dampers.

(Source: Automotive News)